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Another FeedBurner Bug? Some Subscriber Counts Halved
Update: as I noted, it appears Google probably forgot to move the clocks causing a shift in the time-space warp. Dick from FB reports that numbers should be back on Monday. It seems Google was focusing on the OpenSocial launch. :-P
Appears that the time shift caused some weirdness at the offices of FeedBurner. I just got a note from Dr. Hung that he is seeing RSS subscriber counts across the FB network being nearly halved from yesterday’s counts. I can confirm that checking the CN count, it is down about 40% from the previous day. This comes nearly a month after the last FeedBurner bug which added 1 million new subscribers to the TechCrunch feed.
And yes, I still stand by my earlier comments that RSS subscriber numbers are the 2007 version of hits. But it’s a concern that actual readers might be affected.
If your subscriber counts are off, please report the % change in the comments below.
Update: Zoli is reporting (in the comments) that Google Feedcatcher is not reporting and that’s the reason for the downward movement.